UNTITLED • by Marion Clarke

adult shoulders
berry summers



Marion Clarke is an artist and writer from Warrenpoint, on the shores of Carlingford Lough in Northern Ireland. She studied and worked in Belfast, France and, up until the year 2000, in England, where she wrote technical articles for the trade press. On returning to Ireland, she began writing poetry and fiction and has had work featured in’the view from here’, ‘Alight Here’ – the London Tube Project, ‘Shamrock’ – the Irish Haiku Society journal, ‘Notes from the Gean’ and a poem will appear in the first issue of ‘A Hundred Gourds’. She has had short stories published in three printed anthologies – most recently in ‘The Infection’ published by Pantoum Press in the US www.theinfectionanthology.com http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com

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Posted on August 4, 2012 in Japanese Short Forms, Other, Poems
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  • http://projectwords11.wordpress.com Rachel

    Loved this Marion, great summery one

  • Barbara Boyd-Anderson

    I love the sensuality of sun-smacked for summer days…a ripe and sensual moment well captured…

  • http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com marion

    Thanks Rachel and Barbara.

    I made L2 a pivot which links Ls 1 and 3. The first two are an experience in the present – the prickly heat of sunburn brings me back to childhood. In the second two lines, I’m a child again, picking blackberries at the end of the summer.

    Childhood summers were the best! :]

    Thanks for commenting.

    marion x

  • Maire

    Lovely colours and tastes Marion and happy memories of childhood summers!! Magical. Maire x

  • Eamon Ó Cléirigh

    Does it for me, as always. ;-)

  • http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com marion

    Thank you, Maire, for your lovely comment. :)

    You too, Eamon – lovely that you have such faith in me! ;)


  • http://Facebook amy barry

    Super Marion, love it!

  • Mari

    Ouch I can feel that burn. Nice one Marion!

  • http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com marion

    Thanks, Mari – I can still remember the smell of Calamine lotion as my mother rubbed it on our shoulders when we’d stayed down at the beach for too long! :)


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